Colton B. Wolk

Colton B. Wolk

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Colton Wolk ( is a staff writer at Innovation Policy News. He is currently a senior at Tufts University studying computer science.

House Approves New Research Centers to Modernize U.S. Drug Manufacturing

The bill creates centers of excellence for “continuous manufacturing” advances that make drug production faster, cheaper, and more flexible.

Senate Mulls Disclosing Patent Owners to Deter Trolls and Foreign Competitors

Many experts say lack of transparency complicates licensing deals, runs up the cost of patent litigation, and gives foreign rivals a competitive advantage.

Senate Bill Prevents Top Market Platforms From Favoring Their Own Offerings

Industry representatives dispute the bill’s premise and argue it would undermine popular services and skew competition in favor of domestic and foreign platforms not subject to the same rules.

Bill Would Create an “ARPA–H” to Spur Medical Breakthroughs

Move over, DARPA and ARPA–E. Legislation in the House would add a new agency to the government’s roster of purpose-driven advanced research groups.

Lawmakers Press for Semiconductor Supply Chain Fixes

Two dozen House lawmakers sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi urging the passage of two bills to address ongoing bottlenecks in semiconductor production.

White House Developing “Bill of Rights” to Guard Against AI as Congress Probes Ethics Questions

OSTP plans to develop the new bill of rights with agency partners, the private sector, academia, and public input. Meanwhile, a House Task Force on AI held a hearing on ethical concerns in financial services and housing.

Senate Hearing Amplifies Support for Data Breach Legislation

A chorus of witnesses in a Senate Commerce Committee that businesses and consumers need lawmakers to set clear federal rules to deter breaches.
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